2pm 9 April | Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees 2

When: 2-5pm 9 April 2017

Where: State Library of Victoria, 328 Swanston St, Melbourne

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The 2017 Melbourne Walk For Justice For Refugees will be on Sunday April 9 at 2pm, commencing at the State Library (music from 1.30pm).

Detention on Manus Island was declared illegal in April last year, but people are still being held there. Refugees trapped on Manus and Nauru are approaching their forth year on the detention islands. The US refugee deal remains uncertain, no-one has yet been offered resettlement. The humane thing to do is to #BringThemHere.

Also, over 30,000 refugees are living on Bridging Visas in our community with their futures in limbo. They are only eligible for Temporary Protecion Visas. Many families are separated by the harsh system, and people despair of ever being reunited. Many fear being deported to danger under the governments new Fast Track Assessment process.

The refugee movement is shifting public opinion, a majority are now opposed to the continuing detention of refugees on Manus and Nauru. An estimated 15,000 people attended the 2016 Palm Sunday Walk for Justice. We want the 2017 gathering to be bigger still. Let’s try and make this year the end of offshore processing. Bring your family, friends, and workmates, bring banner and signs.

To add your organisation’s endorsement, email Marie at info@refugeeadvocacynetwork.org.au

For more info call Marie Hapke 0409 252 673
or Chris Breen 0403 013 183


Endorsed by:
Academics for Refugees
Anglican Diocese of Melbourne
Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Australian Greens Victoria
Australian Hazara Women’s Friendship Network Inc
Australian Jewish Democratic Society
Australian Manufacturing Workers
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation
Australian Services Union – Victorian and Tasmanian Authorities and Services Branch
Australian Services Union – Private Sector Branch
Australian Student Christian Movement
Australian Unemployed Workers Union Australian Unions for Western Sahara
Bayside Refugee Advocacy and Support Association
Black Sash Australia
Brigidine Asylum Seeker Project
Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum (CAPSA)
Central Victorian Refugee Support Network
CFMEU – Vic/Tas Branch
Combined Refugee Action Group
CPSU – Community and Public Sector Union Victoria
Diaspora Action Australia
Doctors for Refugees
East Gippsland Asylum Seekers Support GroupEthnic Communities Council of Victoria
Eureka Street
Fair Go For Pensioners Coalition Victoria Inc
Freedom Socialist Party
Grandmothers Against Detention of Refugee Children
Grandmothers Against the Detention of Refugee Children (GADRC) Bendigo
Hobsons Bay Refugee Network
Humanist Society of Victoria Inc.
Iranian Womens Association
Islamic Council of Victoria
Jesuit Social Services
Jews For Refugees
Kommonground
Labor for Refugees
Love Makes A Way
Melbourne Catholic Migrant & Refugee Office
Melbourne City Churches In Action (MCCIA)
Melbourne Radical Women
Migrante Australia
Mission to Seafarers
Mornington Peninsula Human Rights Group
Mums for Refugees
National Tertiary Education Union
National Council of Churches of Australia (NAAC)
Office for Justice & Peace, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
Pax Christi Victoria
Philippines Australia Solidarity Association (PASA)
Refugee Action Collective (RAC)
Refugee Council of Australia
Rural Australians for Refugees – Aireys Inlet
Rural Australians for Refugees – Alpine
Rural Australians for Refugees – Castlemaine
Rural Australians for Refugees – Ballarat
Rural Australians for Refugees – Bendigo
Rural Australians for Refugees – Grampians/Gariwerd
Rural Australians for Refugees -Healesville
Rural Australians for Refugees – Macedon Ranges
Rural Australians for Refugees – Queenscliff
Rural Australians for Refugees (National)
Rural Australians for Refugees Warrnambool
Shamama Association of Australia
Socialist Alliance
Socialist Alternative
Solidarity
Teachers for Refugees
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Union of Australia
The Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Victoria Regional Meeting Inc.
The Salvation Army (Australian Southern Territory)
Union of Australian Women
Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania
Victorian Afghan Associations Network
Victorian Council of Churches
Victorian Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Council
Victorian Trades Hall Council
Wesley Mission Victoria
Young Mercy Links